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Bumble Bee Cottage

Alford, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1039754)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage is lovely with lots of attention to detail.”

    It is well furnished and well loved and in a good location for exploring the Wolds and coast. The only thing we wished we’d known is that it is on the main road through the town. Traffic noise was a problem for us with heavy goods lorries and farm traffic pretty much constantly.

    It is well furnished and well loved and in a good location for exploring the Wolds and coast. The only thing we wished we’d known is that it is on the main road through the town. Traffic noise was a problem for us with heavy goods lorries and farm traffic pretty much constantly.

    - Helen, September 2021

The property

Bumble Bee Cottage is an 18th Century Character Cottage retaining many of its original features, the Cottage is situated on the edge of the historic market town of Alford, but within only a 5 min stroll to local shops, alford is quiet and picturesque with good road links in all directions, it is a great place for a base to explore rural Lincolnshire.

The Cottage is also within a stones throw away from Alford’s Five sail working windmill which is open to the public, and which can be seen working from the Cottage garden.

The property has been restored from being semi derelict using the owners love of natural history, nature and wildlife as the theme, each room has been decorated with a different wildlife creature, bespoke Curtains and cushions to go with each rooms particular theme.

The Country Kitchen still has its original black cast range, however modern cooking apparatus is provided, you can prepare your meals before settling down at the dining table with your loved ones.

When the owner purchased the Cottage in the late 90’s there was only a cold water tap in the house, no toilet or bathroom, you will be pleased to learn that there has been an extension to the Cottage in keeping with its period, to house a walk through Utility area and Bathroom.

Upstairs plays host to two comfortable double bedrooms, there is plenty of storage in each.

Externally, there is a long garden of lawn and a well-established Bramley Apple Tree, which the birds love, you can sit with your tea in the afternoon sun using the table and chairs provided, the front garden is hedged and gravelled.

Alford has all the necessary shops including grocers, butchers, bakers, Coop Supermarket, Craft Market Shop, Newsagents and curiosity shops etc, there is a selection of public houses and tea rooms, a weekly market is held in the market square on a Tuesday, it is interesting to stand and watch the weekly auction on the cobbles where the auctioneer sells a wide variety of goods including furniture, implements flowers and produce etc.

Close proximity to Lincolnshire's best beaches is a real plus point.

Huttoft is only a 10 mins drive, and Sutton on Sea 12 mins.

The beaches are easily accessible and have wide expanses of soft sand, which you and your dogs can enjoy.

Why not have a day trip to Lincoln, visit the Historic Cathedral and Norman Castle, visit quirky shops on Lincoln’s steep hill, along with a great selection of well-known stores, Lincolnshire has lots to offer for everyone, there are events such as Seal Breeding Area Donna Nook around November and December, The Lincolnshire Show in June, Cadwell Park Racing Circuit, Alford Craft Market, Mablethorpe Motor Cycle Racing on the Beach, Lincolnshire Aviation & Heritage Centre, National Trust Gunby Hall & Gardens, Claythorpe Mill, Hardy’s Animal Farm and the Meridian Leisure Centre with Swimming Pool.

Consider Bumble Bee Cottage for your next getaway to Lincolnshire.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample on-street parking
  • Rear lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles (5 minute walk)
  • Note: Staircase is steep, care to be taken
  • Note: Original cast iron stove is not intended to be used by guests
  • Note: Garden may not be fully secure along dividing fence on the left

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About the location


Mablethorpe 8 miles; Skegness 11 miles; Louth 14 miles; Horncastle 15 miles.

Alford is a charming market town in Lincolnshire. It is set at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is about 11 miles north-west of the coastal resort of Skegness. There is a wide range of shops including a pharmacy, grocers and two butchers as well as a large shop which specialises in doll’s houses and their contents. Alford has become an important centre for arts and crafts with many markets held throughout the year. The main market is held in the Market Place every Tuesday and Friday with the craft market being held every August Bank Holiday as well as Christmas markets being held every year. Alford is known for its Grade 1 listed working windmill, which is used commercially to produce stone-ground organic flour. Alford Manor House is a central point in the town, with its exhibitions and museum as well as a tea room and open gardens. With Alford being set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to follow or even take a trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway or Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens, where you will find plenty of birds and animals, with plenty of space to sit and relax with great views of the old mill. Within 30 mins, you will find the seaside resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe, with great beaches, making a great playground for children and adults alike. For something different, why not visit the towns of Louth or Horncastle, which both have a good range of shops and pubs as well as regular street and farmers markets? Whatever you decide to do, you will not be short of choice for your holiday in this lovely area of Lincolnshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas